Speaker McCarthy Says House to Start an Impeachment Inquiry Into President Biden

Speaker McCarthy Says House to Start an Impeachment Inquiry Into President Biden – On Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that the House would commence an impeachment inquiry regarding President Biden. “I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” he said. “This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather all the facts and answers” that the American people want.

The move comes amid increasing pressure on the Republican from his party’s right flank. He said in late July if federal agencies fail to hand over materials that committees are requesting that would “rise to the level” of an impeachment inquiry, but stressed he was still waiting for committees to recommend steps. White House spokesperson Ian Sams, using the X platform formerly known as Twitter, characterized McCarthy’s move as the epitome of extreme politics.

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Sams pointed out that House Republicans had failed to uncover any evidence of wrongdoing over the past nine months and criticized McCarthy for not fulfilling his earlier commitment to hold a vote to initiate the inquiry. McCarthy did not take any questions after his announcement. He recently told Breitbart that any impeachment inquiry “would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”

However, it remains uncertain whether a formal resolution would secure enough votes for approval. With Republicans holding a slim majority in the House, McCarthy can only afford to lose four votes for a measure that is not anticipated to receive any backing from Democrats. Some moderate Republicans in politically precarious positions, such as Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, have expressed doubts about supporting an impeachment inquiry.

Buck emphasized on MSNBC over the weekend that although House committees are uncovering information about Hunter Biden, it is evident that impeachment would face insurmountable obstacles in the Senate. “There is not a strong connection at this point between the evidence on Hunter Biden and any evidence connecting the president,” Buck said. “So I am more focused on the issues that I think Americans care deeply about.”

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Some individuals, such as Reps. Don Bacon of Nebraska and Mike Lawler of New York, have publicly stated that they have not reached a decision yet and require further evidence to support any potential articles of impeachment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky has consistently cautioned against initiating another impeachment inquiry and has voiced disapproval of House Republicans yielding to staunch spending-focused members.

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